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- Author: Terrell Bush Mar 21, 2018,
Mar 21, 2018, 3:46
University of Arkansas graduate programs had a strong showing in the rankings of the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools. The rankings in these areas are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school's faculty, research and students.
To determine the rankings, U.S. News surveyed all 480 MBA programs in business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, with 387 responding in fall 2017 and early 2018.
Florida State's part-time MBA program at the College of Business secured a spot among the Top 25 public universities nationwide.
While U.S. News ranks some programs annually, others are ranked only every few years.
The School of Law moved up one notch, to 22nd of 194, and also scored high for its education in certain specialties: 4th in health care law, 7th in tax law, 11th in intellectual property law, 31st for clinical training.
The Booth School, which named a new dean a year ago, tied with Harvard for the top spot. "We will continue to build innovative and cutting-edge programs that rival the leading law schools in this country at price that is affordable for any student". Only those schools with an average peer assessment score of equal to or greater than 2.0 are ranked.
The College of Nursing's master's and doctor of nursing practice programs continued on their upward trends in the rankings, leaping 37 spots and 15 places, respectively, to No. 66 on both lists.
Earlier this year, U.S. News also ranked the college's Master of Education in Teaching and Learning program the top online graduate education program in the nation. "An important part of this recognition also needs to be given to our community partners, such as Washington Regional Medical Center and the Fayetteville and Springdale public schools where so many of our students learn their profession first-hand". "We also are delighted that the strength and robustness of our environmental program is reflected in the No. 10 ranking".
"We are very pleased to maintain our ranking gains and remain first in Florida among social work graduate programs", said Jim Clark, dean of the College of Social Work.
Rankings of doctoral programs in the sciences are based exclusively on the results of surveys sent to academics in biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, mathematics, physics and statistics.
The rankings are a testament to the university's senior leadership, outstanding faculty and staff, and creative students, says Graduate School Dean William Karpus.
She says that US News changed the methodology in calculating this year's research ratings: for the first time, it included as one metric all of a school's research funding.
U.S. News did newly rank graduate programs in the Sciences, which were last ranked in 2014.